Florida summers know how to heat up. Thanks to extreme sun exposure, unpredictable rainfall, and high humidity levels, South Florida residential property owners can expect intense weather conditions to continue this summer. Of course, these weather patterns can take a toll on your residential roof.
Additionally, South Florida homeowners must consider the weather conditions that come along with the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hurricane season will amplify any heat, rain, humidity, or wind a South Florida may typically experience.
Florida roofs are not immune to basic wear and tear due to sun exposure. In fact, even a seemingly healthy roof can fall victim to heat damage. Extreme sun exposure can cause your residential roof to be vulnerable to warping, deforming, or cracking. If a residential roofing system is not made up of heat resistant roofing materials, like clay tiles, the system can fail if consistently exposed to Florida heat. For example, hot temperatures can damage plastic flashing, shrink asphalt shingles, or loosen nails. When exterior damage is combined with poor ventilation, your roof may see blisters or leaks.
Humidity and moisture can leave a lasting impact on your Florida roof. High levels of humidity will inevitably wear down roofing materials, like roof decking or roof shingles. If these materials weaken, they can easily fly off the roof and leave the system vulnerable to future rainfall. Moisture can get trapped between your roof and the system’s insulation. These cases may result in mold damage, rotting wood, or condensation.
To alleviate damage caused by severe heat, extreme humidity, or excess rainfall, All American Roofing suggests using clay tiles on your residential roof. Clay tiles are often used on South Florida roofing systems because they are built for longevity. For centuries, clay has been used to create ceramics, like pottery, bricks, and floor tiles. Today, clay tiles can resist excess sun exposure, withstand extreme rainfall, and require little to no maintenance over time. In fact, clay tiles can last on South Florida roofs much longer than other roofing materials.
If your roof’s materials are too far gone, you may want to consider consulting with a roofing professional. Precise roof repairs or a full roof replacement may be viable options to restore your residential roof.
Are interested in learning more about the residential or commercial roofing services available to you? Do not hesitate to reach out to the experienced team at All American Roofing. We can provide you with all the information you need to make an educated decision when investing in your roofing system. The team offers residential and commercial roofing services to Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. To schedule a visit from our team of experts at All American Roofing, please call 954-772-ROOF(7663) or visit our website.
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